Coppinger And UnifiEd

Friday, May 25, 2018
I am writing in response to Mayor Jim Coppinger's puzzling quotes in Roy Exum's column this morning, wherein the mayor seems to disavow UnifiEd and its position on the socio-economic desegregation of our schools.

On April 5, I attended a candidate forum hosted by the North Brainerd Neighborhood Council at the Eastdale Recreation Center gym.
That evening, Mayor Coppinger expressly endorsed UnifiEd's desegregation plan. I clearly recall being impressed with the mayor's progressive stance on this issue. I thought Hamilton County may see real leadership on the root causes of poor school performance in Hamilton County.

Why is he distancing himself now? Coppinger sought UnifiEd's endorsement the same as every candidate did this spring, and now he's playing politics by being duplicitous about the most important issue that our county is facing.

Hamilton County parents, teachers, and students deserve for the mayor to clarify his position.

Sincerely,

April Goebeler

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